Best Foreign Netflix Series...

Best Foreign Netflix Series...

There is so much good television right now, it’s almost overwhelming. What to watch? When to watch it? Is this binge worthy? With so much to choose from it is hard to settle on any particular show. It helps to know what you like, or have someone make recommendations. I am a lover of a good mystery, and the darker the better. I gravitate towards these types of shows, therefore more pop up as recommended to me on Netflix.

I cannot say that I am a huge foreign film buff, but my fondness has grown over the years ever since I saw the German "Run Lola Run" over a decade ago. Once you get used to the subtitles, you can really enjoy something fresh and new. But you have to decide what to watch, and of course you have to pay extra attention with subtitles. While I cannot make sure you pay attention, I can recommend foreign Netflix series for your viewing pleasure. By the way, only two of these requires reading subtitles.

Here Are My Top 5 Recommended Foreign Netflix Series...

Dark - "A missing child sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations." This German series is dubbed in english, and tackles murder, death, and the concept of time. Is time constantly moving in only one direction? This series may make you question that theory. A second season is in the works for this thought provoking show.

Hotel Beau Sejour - "Caught in an afterlife limbo, teenage Kato investigates her own mysterious death and unravels a web of secrets in her seemingly tranquil village." In this Flemish language Belgian series Kato is a ghost, who can be seen only by a handful of people. But why is she only seen by those particular individuals? That is the big question. Once she figures out why they can see her, she can solve her own murder. Season 2 should be streaming in March 2018.

Broadchurch - "After a young boy is murdered in the small seaside town of Broadchurch, local detectives Ellie Miller and Alec Hardy are assigned the mysterious case." Broadchurch is a beautifully shot BBC series. Solving a crime in a small town means that the victim likely knew their killer. This one is a big twist, and a heartbreaker. Broadchurch currently has a three seasons available on Netflix.

 Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Alias Grace - "In 19th-century Canada, a psychiatrist weighs whether a murderess should be pardoned due to insanity. Based on Margaret Atwood's award-winning novel." Margaret Atwood's book was based on the true crime story of 17 year old Irish immigrant Grace Marks. Grace is abused, mistreated, and eventually convicted of double murder. Grace's complicity in the murders may forever remain a mystery, but her story is none the less fascinating.

La Mante - "Decades after her capture, a serial killer offers to help solve a string of copycat murders -- but only if her son, now a cop, will work by her side." This French series revolves around the highly intelligent, and perceptive serial killer nicknamed The Mantis, and her desire to have any interaction with her cop son Damien. After all her crimes she seems to have only one regret, and that was leaving her young son all those years ago to go to prison.

All of the above shows are excellent. And yes, I am sure you notice a trend in my viewing choices. They are all basically murder mysteries, but also mild studies in human behavior, which I am fascinated by. Not for the faint of heart, but highly entertaining. So pick one to start watching. I do no think you will be disappointed.

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